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The Best NFL Players From New York  

Ranker NFL
196 votes 19 voters 60 items

List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in New York

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from New York! New York football players seem to collect championships at a rapid rate thanks to a lot of the players on this list being a part of some dynasties. The Empire State also is home to some of the best football players of all time like Rob Gronkowski and Ron Jaworski, as well as maybe the best running back in the NFL right now, Saquon Barkley.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from New York and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Albany, New York
Dion John Lewis (born September 27, 1990) is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of ...more
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
William Raymond Smith III (July 4, 1981 – April 9, 2016) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Ohio State and was drafted ...more
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Dorsey Levens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Dorsey Levens Syracuse, New York
Herbert Dorsey Levens (born May 21, 1970) is a retired American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (149th overall) ...more
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D'Brickashaw Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
D'Brickashaw Montgomery Ferguson (born December 10, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle who played ten seasons for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more
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Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Freeport, New York
Frank Michael Reich Jr. (rye-k) (born December 4, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
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Seth Joyner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Spring Valley, New York, United States of America
Seth Joyner (born November 18, 1964), is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Denver ...more
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Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Amherst, New York
Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk", is a former American football tight end who played his entire professional career for the New England Patriots of the ...more
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Art Monk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
White Plains, New York
James Arthur Monk (born December 5, 1957) is an American former football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ...more
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Trevor Pryce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Trevor Wesley Pryce II (born August 3, 1975) is a former American football defensive lineman and author who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Pryce played college ...more
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Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Youngstown, New York, United States of America
Daryl Peter "Moose" Johnston (born February 10, 1966) is a former fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Syracuse University. He ...more
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Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York, USA
Lyle Martin Alzado (April 3, 1949 – May 14, 1992) was an American professional All Pro football defensive end of the National Football League (NFL), famous for his intense and intimidating style ...more
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Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Oceanside, New York
Richard Dennis Lynch (April 29, 1936 – September 24, 2008) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. He was a ...more
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Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
West Islip, New York, USA
Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (; born April 17, 1961) is an American retired football quarterback and former network color commentator. During his 14-year career in the National ...more
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Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Richard Scott Proehl (born March 7, 1968) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Proehl played 17 seasons with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, Seattle ...more
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George Starke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
George Lawrence Starke (born July 18, 1948) is a former American football offensive lineman who played for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League (NFL) from 1972-84. After ...more
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Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Vincent Frank Testaverde Sr. (; born November 13, 1963) is an American former football quarterback who played for 21 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at ...more
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Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Schenectady, New York
Kevin Greene may refer to: Kevin Greene (rugby union) (born 1949), New Zealand rugby union player Kevin Greene (politician) (born 1958), Australian politician Kevin Greene (American football) ...more
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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Saquon Barkley New York City, New York
Saquon Barkley (born February 9, 1997) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State for three ...more
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Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Sidney Luckman (November 21, 1916 – July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 through 1950. During his 12 seasons ...more
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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Lackawanna, New York, United States of America
Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He was also an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is the CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of ...more
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Adam Podlesh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Rochester, New York
Adam Podlesh (born August 11, 1983) is a former American football punter. He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins, and is the only player in school history to be on the ...more
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Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Orchard Park, New York
James P. Burt (born June 7, 1959 in Orchard Park, New York) is a former American football player who played for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). ...more
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Joe Andruzzi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Joseph Dominick Andruzzi (born August 23, 1975) is a former American football offensive guard.
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Keith Bulluck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Suffern, New York
Keith J. Bulluck (born April 4, 1977) is a former American Football linebacker who played for eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Syracuse ...more
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John Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Mount Kisco, New York
John Sullivan (born August 8, 1985) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth ...more